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Health Hazard Alert - Certain Sakellis Foods brand Basil Leaves may contain Salmonella

Recall / advisory date:
August 8, 2012
Reason for recall / advisory:
Microbiological - Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Company / Firm:
Sakellis Foods
Distribution:
Ontario
Extent of the distribution:
Retail and Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional
Reference number:
7351

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Code(s) on Product UPC Reason for Recall
Sakellis Foods BASIL LEAVES 2 lb Product sold on or after July 25, 2012 None / Aucun Microbiological - Salmonella

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.

For more information on foodborne pathogens, visit the Causes of Food Poisoning web page.

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